un·ques·tion·ing | \ ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ , -ˈkwesh- \

Definition of unquestioning 

: not questioning : not expressing or marked by doubt or hesitation unquestioning obedience unquestioning loyalty

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unquestioningly \ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ-lē, -ˈkwesh- \ adverb

Examples of unquestioning in a Sentence

I am truly disturbed by her unquestioning acceptance of authority.

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But more and more this paper-thin spectacle is praised with an unquestioning fanaticism. John Maus, WSJ, "Janet Mock, John Maus and More on Acceptance," 21 May 2018 The nationalism displayed by Chinese students abroad—sometimes in the form of unquestioning support for their government’s policies—has been causing disquiet in the West, on two main counts. The Economist, "A formative experienceFor China’s elite, studying abroad is de rigueur," 17 May 2018 Trump’s unquestioning embrace of Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have bolstered Netanyahu’s indifference to Gaza. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem, Gaza exploded. Does Trump or Bibi have a Plan B? | Trudy Rubin," 15 May 2018 Braun tracked hard toward Trump during the primary, when all three Republicans clamored to show virtually unquestioning support for the president. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Senate race: Do Braun or Donnelly have the juice to rev up voters?," 10 May 2018 None of that seems to matter to Pence, whose lingering image over the first 16 months of the Trump presidency is of a clapping, unquestioning supporter of anything and everything Trump does. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "George Will just exposed Mike Pence's Faustian bargain," 10 May 2018 Trump has been an unquestioning supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has long taken a hardline stance against the Palestinians, and now the administration has given its imprimatur to Israel’s brutal repression of protestors. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Arab Leaders Have Abandoned Gaza, Too," 1 May 2018 The question remains whether China is set to repeat past mistakes where unquestioning observance to its leadership contributed to disasters like the Great Leap Forward of the 1950s and Cultural Revolution a decade later. Charlie Campbell / Beijing, Time, "China’s Lurch Toward One-Man Rule Under Xi Jinping Should Worry Us All," 26 Feb. 2018 This win is very real, and helps explain his party’s increasingly unquestioning support for his agenda, personal corruption, and frequent abuses of power. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s State of the Union Address Was Filled With False Boasts and Empty Promises," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unquestioning

1697, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unquestioning

: given completely and without asking questions or expressing doubt


un·ques·tion·ing | \ ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ , -ˈkwesh- \

Kids Definition of unquestioning

: accepting without thinking or doubting unquestioning obedience

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